Who: Beginner Novice and Novice Eventers, entry limit 12, so enter early!
Where: Walnut Creek, 54643 282nd street, Ames, IA
When: One remaining date in 2014:
- September 13, rain date September 14, entry deadline September 8
Why: An opportunity to practice your eventing competition skills. Braid if you want to practice it, wear your showclothes if you want to test run them. Unbraided and neat informal attire welcome as well.
Details: The purpose of this day is to provide an opportunity for riders to practice eventing or bring out a green horse by doing a run-through of a horse trial in one day. Dressage tests will be scored, but no other scoring will take place. XC will be timed for rider information only. Riders can go around any fence that they wish to with no penalty. This is for fun and to work the kinks out of your competition skills. 2014 Test A for June and July, 2014 Test B for August and September for both levels. Downloadable here. USEF rules for eventing will be followed where safety is concerned. ASTM-approved helmets and hard-soled boots are required, safety vests are recommended.
Judge/TD: Camie Stockhausen, USEA ICP-certified instructor.
XC: simple course with water, ditches and terrain challenges. Showjumping in sand and grass.
Tentative Schedule: 9:00 a.m. dressage; 11:00 a.m. showjumping, followed immediately by xc. Riders may choose to ride their showjumping rounds in xc attire.
Entry fee for ODE, including park fees and lunch for one person, $100. Additional lunches may be purchased with entry or at the entrance to the show for $5.
No onsite stabling.
To Enter: Deadline for entry is the Monday before the show as noted above. Simply fill out the online form below and make payment for entry fee and additional lunches, if desired, by Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org or by check made out to ‘Field Day’ to 57560 highway 210, Cambridge, IA 50046. For an entry to be complete, payment must be received by the Monday of the week of the event. Ride time information will be sent to riders by email Monday night.
For locals: We’ll have a set up party on the Thursday evening prior to each show, starting at 5 p.m. or whenever you can make it. We’ll be numbering xc jumps, creating a start box and finish line, setting up the showjumping course and other duties as they are required. The show will provide sandwiches to anyone who shows up with a snappy smile and a pair of work gloves. Let me know if I can plan on you. Thanks!